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Garretson, South Dakota - Basic Facts

The City of Garretson had a population of 1,361 as of July 1, 2017. Garretson ranks in the lower quartile for Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in South Dakota. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Garretson is located at latitude 43.7148 and longitude -96.5033 in Minnehaha County. The formal boundaries for the City of Garretson (see map below) encompass a land area of 1.46 sq. miles and a water area of 0.04 sq. miles. Minnehaha County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 1,506 feet.

The City of Garretson (GNIS ID: 1267400) has a C5 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that is independent of any county subdivision and serves as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Garretson population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2017.

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Garretson, SD Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 1,361
Daytime Population: Workers 442
Daytime Population: Residents 581
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 1,023
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.75
Population in Households 1,337
Population in Familes 1,159
Population in Group Qrtrs 24
Population Density2 935
Diversity Index3 8


Median Household Income $70,706
Average Household Income $78,398
Per Capita Income $29,271


Total Housing Units 557 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 423 (75.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 102 (18.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 32 ( 5.7%)
Median Home Value $145,192
Average Home Value $168,306


Total Households 525
Average Household Size 2.55
Family Households 390
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 2.16% 2.07%
Households 2.18% 2.15%
Families 3.31% 2.02%
Median Household Income   2.44%
Per Capita Income   3.29%

Garretson, SD - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Garretson to the other 391 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in South Dakota by rank and percentile using July 1, 2017 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 57 86th
Population Density # 103 74th
Diversity Index # 298 24th
Median Household Income # 22 95th
Per Capita Income # 139 65th

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